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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Archer Heights is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 13,169. Archer Heights is in Cook County. Living in Archer Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Archer Heights there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Archer Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About Archer Heights...
Population
13,169

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,737
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    451.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    30.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    173
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    458.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,564.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    496.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,729
National
$55,322
Families with Children
38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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Archer Heights is a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood since the 90s. Archer Heights was named after William Archer a developer in the 1800s. It was inhabited by Italians, Lithuanians and Czechs until the 90's. The community has changed and is a low social economic neighborhood with poverty and crime that has increased over the past 2 years.
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As someone who has been in the area since 2004, I can say Archer Heights is a place where people keep to themselves. The majority of people seem to be raising kids and while the neighborhood is generally calm, a small amount of violence and gang activity has been present, and seems to increase slowly as the years go by. Jobs in general are scarce within the neighborhood, and many, me included, have to commute to work in other places around Chicago. The neighborhood is conveniently close to the I-55 highway and to plenty of stores around the area, which makes things easier. The neighborhood is densely packed with mostly Latino people, and while polite, lead private, secluded lives.
There are some struggles due to there being a private Catholic school, Saint Bruno, across the street. The block is always shut down for an hour when children are entering school and when being dismissed. The children run into the street and onto my side of the block stepping all over the lawn. I feel bad for my next door neighbor because they put so much effort into taking care of their lawn and making sure it looks beautiful.

However, the neighborhood has its perks. It is two blocks away from Edwards ( a Chicago Public School which is very good for those who cannot afford Saint Bruno). It is also two blocks away from Curie Metro High school (a Chicago Public School that I attended). Another perk is it is only half a block away from the 53A cta bus stop and three blocks away from the Pulaski Orange Line train Station. Being unable to drive to school because of my Epilepsy and loss of peripheral vision, it is very beneficial for me to live so close to public transportation.

Another perk involves food: there are several restaurants close by, such as Red Lobster, Giordano's, Angelo's Stuffed Pizza, and Nicky's. There are also three grocery stores very close by. Those stores are Jewel Osco, Pete's Fresh Market, and Aldi.

What I appreciate most however, is that I have easy access to the medication I need for my Epilepsy because there is a Walgreens Pharmacy just two blocks from my house.